Precious Faith

Jesus, my hope, while here below

Author: Samuel Medley
Published in 4 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus, my hope, while here below,
My all in life and death,
Thou only canst on me bestow
The gift of precious faith;

2 All that I need thou hast to give,
For so thy promise saith;
Then grant me, Lord, on thee to live
A life of precious faith.

3 Though fears and snares, by day and night,
Still wait upon my path,
Lord, give me skill and strength to fight
The fight of precious faith.

4 In all the storms I meet with here,
From men and devils wrath,
Still help me, Lord, to persevere,
And walk by precious faith.

5 Help me to know and love thy word,
And live upon thy truth;
And let each precious promise, Lord,
Be mine by precious faith.

6 Nor shall I be by thee forgot,
When I yield up my breath;
Then shall it be my happy lot
To die in precious faith.

7 And when in glory I appear
Triumphant over death,
Then shall I, Lord, for ever there
Bless thee for precious faith.

Source: A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #CXXIV

Author: Samuel Medley

Medley, Samuel, born June 23, 1738, at Cheshunt, Herts, where his father kept a school. He received a good education; but not liking the business to which he was apprenticed, he entered the Royal Navy. Having been severely wounded in a battle with the French fleet off Port Lagos, in 1759, he was obliged to retire from active service. A sermon by Dr. Watts, read to him about this time, led to his conversion. He joined the Baptist Church in Eagle Street, London, then under the care of Dr. Gifford, and shortly afterwards opened a school, which for several years he conducted with great success. Having begun to preach, he received, in 1767, a call to become pastor of the Baptist church at Watford. Thence, in 1772, he removed to Byrom Street, Liv… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, my hope, while here below
Title: Precious Faith
Author: Samuel Medley
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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